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Fukiushima Daiichi: 10 years on
The Fukushima Daiichi site before the accident. All images are provided courtesy of TEPCO unless noted otherwise.
It was a rather normal day back on March 11, 2011, at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant before 2:45 p.m. That was the time when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck, followed by a massive tsunami that caused three reactor meltdowns and forever changed the nuclear power industry in Japan and worldwide. Now, 10 years later, much has been learned and done to improve nuclear safety, and despite many challenges, significant progress is being made to decontaminate and defuel the extensively damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site. This is a summary of what happened, progress to date, current situation, and the outlook for the future there.
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Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 56 | Number 1 | July 2009 | Pages 227-231
Tritium, Safety, and Environment | Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 1) | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST09-A8907
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In the previous studies, the calculated TPRs were overestimated by more than 10 % compared with the measured values in the experiment with a neutron source reflector. In order to confirm that these overestimation are found on other reactions, reaction rate distributions are measured on 197Au(n,)198Au and 93Nb(n,2n)92mNb in the ITER TBM mockups with and without a reflector by the activation foil method with DT neutron irradiation experiments. Analyses are performed with MCNP-4C and FENDL-2.1. The ratios of the calculation results to the experimental ones with a reflector are slightly larger than those without a reflector on the reaction rate of 197Au(n,)198Au.